Security Blankets

I work in textiles in large part because of my attraction to old quilts, particularly their history of use. The material and historical aspects of textile production are an important conceptual grounding for my work. The hand-crafted nature of the stitching and of tracing images onto a body’s covering has offered a wealth of possibility in both technique and content. Though quilted textile works continue to be the grounding metaphor, my work has taken the form of installations as well, including images painted directly onto the wall, photographs, sandblasted glass and water-cut steel.